STARKVILLE, Miss. (WBKO) --- 5th-ranked Kentucky withstood a second-half rally by Mississippi State to win its ninth game in 10 SEC contests this season, defeating the Bulldogs 71-67 in college basketball Saturday afternoon in Starkville, Mississippi.
PJ Washington led the victorious Wildcats with 23 points as Kentucky fended off a Bulldogs second-half rally that whittled the Wildcats lead from 18 to 1.
Keldon Johnson added 14 points for the Wildcats while fellow Wildcats guard Tyler Herro added 13 points.
Kentucky is now 9-1 in SEC play and 20-3 overall in the 2018-2019 season.